Horseshoe Tavern

Busty and the Bass – Tickets – The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON – February 4th, 2017

Busty and the Bass

The Horseshoe Tavern Presents

Busty and the Bass

Lucas DiPasquale

Sat, February 4, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm

The Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, ON

$20.00

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This event is 19 and over

Busty and the Bass
Busty and the Bass
Busty and the Bass is a nine-piece collective of musicians from across North America who met during their first week studying music at McGill University. Originally born out of small Montreal house parties, over the last three years 'Busty' has evolved into a tight electro-funk band and become one of Canada's most vibrant and exciting new bands.

In October 2014, Busty and the Bass competed against hundreds of other bands to win the "Rock Your Campus" competition, the search for Canada's top university band, sponsored by CBC Music and TD Bank. The group won a $10,000 cash prize, and opened for the Arkells in a sold-out performance in Montreal.

Busty is renowned for their energetic live performances that showcase their musicality, creativity, and camaraderie. Busty performs regularly across Quebec, Ontario, and the North-Eastern United States, and their brand of powerful original music and innovative covers has won them international praise.
Lucas DiPasquale
An amazing artist who refuses to be bound by genre," (MTV) Lucas has come into his own since going viral with his acoustic mashup of songs by Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan in 2014. With more than 350,000 views on Youtube, the dorm room-recorded cover video led to a major endorsement from Popcaan himself —the two share the single, "No Talking," and performed together at Jamaica's largest reggae fest, Dream Weekend 2014. As featured by Noisey, the Fader and Complex, just to name a few, the Toronto native charmed listeners and critics with his infectious reggae-infused pop arrangements. "It's not shocking, given Toronto's Caribbean – specifically Jamaican – population, that a native of 'the 6' can nail the patois, but it is a nice surprise that Lucas' music is darned good." (The Guardian) For his debut EP, Post Secondary, Lucas teamed up with Universal Music Canada. Produced by Stephen McGregor (Sean Paul, Bounty Killer) and Mojam (Sam Smith, Emeli Sande) – the project was recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica, as well as in London and Toronto.

One of Spotify Canada's Spotlight Artists for 2016, Lucas has gained a tremendous following with over 1 million streams on Spotify and 1.5 million views on his Youtube channel. His first original single, "Do It Like," featuring Stylo G, Kardinal Offishall and Konshens, reached #1 on the Urban Music Week Charts in UK. "An unrepentant banger that absolutely, categorically will blow the figurative roof off any sun-soaked summer party," (Complex ) the track made waves at BBC Radio 1Xtra, with a major stamp of approval from leading dancehall DJ Seani B. In addition BBC 1xtra playlisted 'No Talking' after a premiere on Mistajams' show , Power Power 105.1 in New York, and "No Talking" (feat. Popcaan) is currently gaining radio momentum across Canada, at Top 40 on the pop radio charts, with adds at major stations including VIRGIN Vancouver, Z103.5 Toronto, Hot 107 Edmonton, and Hot 89.9 Ottawa. In December 2015, Lucas was invited by BBC 1Xtra's Mistajam to perform at the historic Maida Vale studios, which has hosted performances by other notable artists such as The Beatles, Beyonce, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. His most notable performances also include Reggae Fest (Toronto, CA), Anything Goes (New York, NY) and Notting Hall Carnival (London, UK), and SXSW 2016 (Austin, TX).

Stay tuned for more from Lucas, as he is preparing for the debut of his first full length album, set to release summer 2016!
Venue Information:
The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2
http://www.horseshoetavern.com/